Event – The Canadian Mountain Assessment

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The Canadian Mountain Assessment

with Dr. Graham McDowell

Friday, 26 January 2024, 3-5:30pm AST, CTEE*M14, Mount Allison University

Enhancing understandings of mountains through respectful inclusion of Western academic and Indigenous ways of knowing

The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is the first formal assessment of what we know, don’t know, and need to know about mountains in Canada. It is based on insights from First Nations, Metis, and Inuit knowledges of mountains, as well as findings from pertinent academic literatures. Its inclusive knowledge co-creation approach brings multiple forms of evidence together in ways that enhance collective understanding of mountains in Canada, while also respecting and maintaining the integrity of different knowledge systems. The CMA provides insights into applied reconciliation efforts in a major assessment initiative. In this presentation the CMA’s Project Leader will discuss the assessment’s unique knowledge co-creation journey, and what was learned along the way about pursuing good relations in knowledge co-creation, the diversity and significance of mountains in Canada, and how we might pursue more desirable mountain futures.

The Canadian Mountain Assessment event at Mount Allison University
Feature Image: “Mountain View from Banff, Banff NP Alberta Canada” by JonoMueller is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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